5L 10W-40 synthetic engine oil £12.97. Volkswagen approved and supplied by Volkswagen dealers (offline deal)
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5L 10W-40 synthetic engine oil £12.97. Volkswagen approved and supplied by Volkswagen dealers (offline deal)

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LocalFound 17th Jan
Needed some engine oil for my 2014 VW. Was thinking eurocarparts would be the cheapest with the current winter offers they've had recently. Was going to buy but many of local stores was out of stock. Reluctantly had to ring up my local Volkswagen dealership instead and was pleasantly surprised to find out that their approved engine oil that they supplied was substantially cheaper less than half the price of what you'd expect to pay at EuroCarParts. I didn't know this and think for all the VW owners this is a fantastic price. Thanks for reading and long live HUKD 😃
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That really is a slick deal!
Good find - thanks for sharing
good deal. heat added. thanks OP!
Which VW do you have? Most modern VW group stuff needs 5w30 fully synthetic which conforms to 504/507 spec, not 10w40 part synthetic as per the image.
Edited by: "ahenners" 17th Jan
I have VW Up. This is the correct oil as per the vehicle handbook. Has to comply with VW502/00. I think 10W40 is a thinner oil or more suitable for winter however I'm not a expert on cars I'm more a expert on bargains 😃
Edited by: "Kebabologist" 17th Jan
No way will this oil be suitable for a modern diesel engine with a DPF, Its semi synthetic for one, and its not low ash, use it at your peril.
Always check which oil is suitable for your vehicle's. Every oil grade is different and this particular oil is for petrol.
Kebabologist21 m ago

I have VW Up. This is the correct oil as per the vehicle handbook. Has to …I have VW Up. This is the correct oil as per the vehicle handbook. Has to comply with VW502/00. I think 10W40 is a thinner oil or more suitable for winter however I'm not a expert on cars I'm more a expert on bargains 😃


It's actually thicker both when cold and warm, but yes that will be "fine" in the UP
ahenners4 m ago

It's actually thicker both when cold and warm, but yes that will be "fine" …It's actually thicker both when cold and warm, but yes that will be "fine" in the UP


Thanks for the information. I'm no expert oil or cars but when u buy from a VW dealer rest assured most of the time they will give you the correct information. I'm pretty sure this grade of oil would suit a lot other vehicles. It was good price and I'm just doing my bit for the HUKD community
ahenners6 m ago

It's actually thicker both when cold and warm, but yes that will be "fine" …It's actually thicker both when cold and warm, but yes that will be "fine" in the UP


Excluding the GTI which
has ZGB115QLB00501 listed at the specified oil and obviously the e-Up!

As for the price it will differ a few pounds between dealers.
Hard to tell fully without seeing the actual product, but Quantum Plantinum 10w40 is the spec for fixed interval servicing for pretty much 90% of VW engines.
Quantum 3 5w30 is (or was) the Longlife (later named 'Flexible') spec, all based on ETKA/ELSA.

If in doubt, it'll be in the owners handbook.

I used to spent all day doing nothing but designating the correct parts for 30+ services a day in a VW dealer. Was mind numbing, as there's very little variety between them all.

From scarred memory, Platinum was zgb115qlb01521, and Longlife 3 was zgb115qlb01501. The only other one we ever kept on the shelves was the 0w30, which was mostly for a small MY window for PD engines.
Excellent information thank you
I was intrigued by this post. There's nothing actually stopping you from making a full synthetic 10W40 but they're as rare as hens teeth. In my experience, 10W40s are almost always part-synthetics.

I dug around and found the Quantum Syntha 10W40 Product Data Sheet on Google, and it does indeed say it's part-synthetic. Having said that, this oil in its own way is a very good oil. The oil is approved against API SN, ACEA A3/B4 and importantly VW 502 (ignore VW 505 which to all intents and purposes became obsolete eons ago). The VW502 spec means at some point, this formulation has been put through the VW T4 engine test and survived. That means it's highly resistant to oxidation; probably far more so than a lot of common-or-garden 10W40s. It's impossible to know but if I were to guess, I'd say this stuff was around about 60 to 70% Group III hydrocracked base oil (the 'synthetic' bit) with the balance being mineral Group I. It's very likely these days that the Group I will have been replaced with an equivalent amount of lightly hydrocracked Group II base oil which is way better.

The ACEA B4 spec means this stuff will have a minimum TBN of 10. This is great for oxidation but it does make it a high Ash oil. If you have a diesel with a PDF, then look elsewhere for your oil. If you have an earlier diesel with no DPF, or are one of those very naughty people who appear to have a DPF (but which has no innards!) then this oil will be fine.
Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 17th Jan
The oil that the VW dealerships use is about £18 at TPS if you have one near by.
GAVINLEWISHUKD2 h, 20 m ago

Excluding the GTI which has ZGB115QLB00501 listed at the specified oil and …Excluding the GTI which has ZGB115QLB00501 listed at the specified oil and obviously the e-Up! :)As for the price it will differ a few pounds between dealers.


What's an e-UP, is that a regional variation for Yorkshire!
Dyslexic_Dog32 m ago

What's an e-UP, is that a regional variation for Yorkshire!


I was going to say people from Yorkshire probably think electric cars are witchcraft, but probably the best known electric car owner in the UK (electric leaf man) is from Yorkshire!
What spec is this oil? XXX.XX?
every new vw is 5-30 fully synthetic this is not the right oil for your car this is more like water than anything lol
10w-40 in a 2014 car?.....it's thicker than say 5w-30,maybe ok for summer use/warmer climate country.

I use 10w-40 in my 20 year old cars and it mostly semi/part synthetic,can't say I've ever saw fully in that grade.

Most cars I have serviced from early 2000 onwards would mostly be 5w-30 or thinner....using 10w-40 probably wouldn't kill anything but might not get where it should as quick as it should on a very cold,cold start....my mate has a 2015 diesel Golf here right now,he says 5w-30.
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Edited by: "BattleBeast1" 18th Jan
The spec of the oil VW502.00. and perfectly fine for my car. It's been recommend by VW based on my reg number. If any issues arise due it being the incorrect oil I have a potential legal case.
That's only that it's up to VWspec....doesn't mean it's the right viscosity....you can get all viscosities up to that spec 502.00.

Vw recommend 5w-30 long life fully synthetic Castrol Edge on their site for newer cars..even 0w-20 for some models

At that price it's basic/budget oil,you get what you pay for.

And it's not suitable for DPF cars33088246-ns4XK.jpg
Edited by: "BattleBeast1" 18th Jan
Had the car serviced today and my mechanic ex VW technician has confirmed this oil is excellent quality and is suitable for lots of different vehicles.
I appreciate everyone's concerns about whether this is suitable for my vehicle. I posted this deal to help others who use a similar grade. I did not claim it's a universal oil it's down the each individual person to check compatibility. Regardless of which it's good to see people discuss a technical topic such as this and personally have found the information posted by other HUKD members to be informative and beneficial. Thanks guys.
Edited by: "Kebabologist" 18th Jan
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